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Fall Pumpkin Decorating Bar

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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Fall Pumpkin Decorating Bar

designed by Jessica Toothman

Celebrate fall with friends with a sophisticated pumpkin bar using Chalky Finish paints!

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Revive (ADC33)
  • Serene (ADC18)
  • Vintage (ADC17)

Other supplies

  • craft knife or razor blade (optional)
  • Foam Balls (FloraCraft)
  • faux succulents & airplants (Floracraft)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: If using fake pumpkins, choose ones that are made out of soft plastic or foam, rather than hard plastic so cutting is easier.

  1. Gather and arrange your decorating supplies such as paints, brushes, plastic plants, glitter, fabric flowers, stencils, and other items on a table or bar cart. You will also need floral pins, a craft knife, and multiple sizes of styrofoam balls for your succulent topped pumpkins.
  2. Open paint jars for easy access, and place drop paper down where you will be painting.
  3. Choose paint colors that go well with your toppers and supplies.
  4. To make a succulent topped pumpkin, cut a wide circle in the top of your pumpkin, and clear anything inside.
  5. Paint the outside of your pumpkin with DecoArt Chalky Finish. Cut down a foam ball so that it fits snug inside your opening, and secure it with a little glue.
  6. Strip the stems and tags off of mini plastic succulents. After that, take a floral pin and wrap it around the bottom portion of each succulents, leaving one side sticking out.
  7. Going around in a spiral pattern, pin each succulent on to your foam ball so that you eventually have the look of a bouquet coming out of the top.
  8. Fill in any gaps, making sure there are no open spaces.
  9. To make a weathered/vintage pumpkin, paint in sweeping up and down motions, then follow with a dry paint brush to make "streaks" in the paint.
  10. You can paint pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
  11. You can also attach florals or succulents on top of a painted pumpkin.